Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

Fairer Scotland Duty Impact Assessment for the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill and sets out how this legislation considers social-economic disadvantage.


1 Scottish Government Statistical publication on Wealth in Scotland 2006-2020

2 Sourced from ONS Private Rental Index results to July 2022, Citylets Quarterly Reports, and Rightmove Rental Price Tracker).

3 59% of tenants reported not having experienced an increase, and this increases to 63% if the “no answers” are excluded.

4 Around 17% reported never increasing rents and around 32% reported increasing rent only when the tenancy changes.

5 “What do lower income tenants in Scotland’s private rented sector want to see from a new Rented Sector? Summary report” September 2022 (Unpublished – in press)

6 accommodationcostssurvey_2021.aspx (

7 Energy Bill Relief Scheme: help for businesses and other non-domestic customers - GOV.UK (

8 Findings | Rent Better (



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